Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Reiki I Class


Reiki is energy work that activates, directs and applies the natural energy of the body promoting health, healing, balance and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Reiki relieves stress, aids in relaxation and restores energy.

Experience the power of Reiki in this class being taught by Reiki Master, Marilyn J. Landis.


Learn the History of Reiki and its power to heal
Introduction to the three levels, or degrees, of Reiki
Initiation (Attunement) to the first degree of Reiki
Guidance to self-treatment and treatments of other people
Participation in Group Healings
Reiki I Certificate, after completion of this class

Location: Radiance
9 West Grant Street, Lancaster

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You can purchase lunch at Central Market or bring your lunch.

Cost: $95.00

RSVP: Required by Saturday, September 6.
Call 290-1517.Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mala Meditation workshop & weekend with Gurunater Kaur Khalsa

Gurunater is the maker of the exquisitely beautiful malas (prayer beads) that we have in the shop, here at Radiance. During this weekend of April 18-20, she will be offering a workshop in Mala Meditation, appointments for Angelic Healings, and an evening class in Kundalini yoga. Come to one or come to all! You won't want to miss these amazing opportunities!

Evening Yoga Class, Friday evening
April 18 from 6:30 until 8pm
Experience an evening class in Kundalini Yoga, taught by Gurunater Kaur. This could be a wonderful way to prepare for the Saturday Mala workshop, or simply a wonderful way to begin your weekend. Gurunater is a very gentle being, and I suspect that a very peaceful nights sleep is likely to follow this evening class.
Cost for this class is $15.

Mala Meditation: A Prayer Bead Workshop For Prosperity, Peacefulness, Healing and Prayer
Saturday, April 19 from 2-6pm (after our regular 12-1:30 Kundalini class)

This ancient, sacred, yogic practice was revived by Yogi Bhajan. Using handcrafted gemstone malas in the class you will learn:
· The history of Prayer Beads
· The science of sound current and how japa (recitation) works
· The healing benefits of gemstones and which ones work for you
· The numerological significance of the number of beads in a mala
· The correct meridian points to stimulate wisdom, health, prosperity, patience and communication
Taught by Gurunater Kaur, who has made malas for many international dignitaries, including President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Yogi Bhajan, and his holiness the Dalai Lama. When: Saturday, April 19, 2008, from 2 until 6pm
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, across from Central Market
Cost: $55
Register in advance by calling 717-290-1517, or stopping in at Radiance.

Angelic Healings
Individual appointments with Gurunater on Sunday, April 20 Gurunater Kaur has deeply healing hands, decades of therapeutic experience, and an acute intuition. She has a profound link to the angelic realms and often receives messages of clarity, guidance and love from individuals' guardian angels and personal spirit guides that can initiate healing of the body, the mind, the heart and the spirit.
She specializes in looking into each chakra of the body, one at a time, accessing information to clear and release such things as self-defeating irrational beliefs, incomplete past experiences and/or energetic blocks.
A limited number of one hour healing appointments are available at a cost of $70.
Call Radiance at 717-290- 1517, to schedule an appointment on this special day.
If you would like us to mail you one of Gurunater's brochures describing the healings, please call & give us your mailing address.

Gurunater Kaur has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1976. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist doing Past Life Regressions and Reiki Master, Polarity Therapist, Therapeutic Touch, & Sat Nam Rasayan Practitioner seeing clients out of the Reston clinic called Khalsa Integrative Medicine. She is an ordained minister since 1984 and a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists, Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Radiance Road Trip to Snatam Kaur Concert

On Saturday evening, a group of us from the Kundalini Yoga classes at Radiance carpooled to Philadelphia for a wonderful concert at the First Unitarian Church on Chestnut St. It had rained off & on all day, the wind was whipping around, the skies were dark gray & flooding was threathened. We bravely set out on the turnpike anyway, because Snatam Kaur and the Celebrate Peace band were playing & singing. Other members of the band are GuruGanesha Singh, Manish Vyas and Tanmayo. The night was advertised as a combination "concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody" & it truly was an ecstatic experience.

Padmani (the Kundalini teacher at Radiance) often plays Snatam's music during the meditation portion of our yoga classes, and we often play her cd's in the shop as well, so we all have some degree of familiarity with her crystal clear voice, and many of the chants she led us in singing.

Here's a link to clips from the Celebrate Peace cd. Ong Namo is the chant we use at the beginning of each yoga class, to call in the wisdom of the lineage of teachers and create a safe space in which to practice the yoga. It's very similar to what we do in Reclaiming Tradition to begin a sacred ceremony or ritual, when we Cast a Circle, and call to the Elemental Guardians and Ancestors. In each case we create a container of safe and sacred space in which to do our work, and then call for support and assistance from ancestral teachers/protectors. Interesting similarities.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Herbs and Bones: Tinder for a Fire in the Making

Bios for Erin and Eli(sabeth)

Erin Weaver is an environmental educator, an eco- psychologist, and surfacing artist born and raised in Lancaster PA. Her academic career began prior to her college education at several different eco-village communities where she learned and eventually starting teaching principals and practices of environmental and social sustainability. She then attended and graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Environmental Education and Ecopsychology (this is the study of the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche). Since then she has returned home to her hometown to share and implement her knowledge of how we can restore health to the natural and social community of Lancaster. She has been working with the Threshold Foundation's "Dig It" project since 2005 and recently signed on as a naturalist at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department. Outside of work, Erin can be found turning trash into practical gadgets and/or accessories, drawing, painting, making and/or listening to potent music, hiking, and perpetually trying to discover and live out the actions needed to restore the balance to our lives and our planet.

Elisabeth Haskell Weaver is a visual artist, musician, and arts activist born and raised in Lancaster, PA. A 2003 graduate of Hampshire College, Weaver received a fellowship from Community Partnerships for Social Change to continue her love of doing social justice work through the arts by teaching mural art to young people. She started her business ArtScape Designs in 2005 working with community groups and schools promoting youth leadership through the arts, murals and graphic design. When not busy with community projects, she enjoys printmaking, growing medicinal perennials, painting, singing, and riding her bike. Check out some of the work she has done on her soon to come website: www.eliweaver.org

Monday, March 3, 2008

Look for Radiance's Bellydance Teacher in the Sunday News

Photo courtesy of Lancaster Newspapers

Tahjia (Jody Killian), the Bellydance teacher at Radiance, will be featured in an article in the Lancaster Sunday News this coming Sunday. We're so excited for her! Congratulations, Tahjia! That's Tahjia on her knees in the front of the photo & several of the students (all in their performance outfits) from the Intermediate class behind her in the classroom at Radiance.

As you might imagine, bellydance is great exercise, lots of fun, and a wonderful way for women to honor their bodies and connect to their feminine divine natures.

Classes are held at Radiance on Monday evenings. Beginners class starts at 6:30, Intermediate class starts at 7:30. $50 for a six-week session, $10 drop-in fee. You may start any week.